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  • Presidential Elections in Kenya and Malawi – The Importance of Ballot Rigging
    ANALYSIS Laura Radzey 13 November 2020 The right to vote is fundamental for any democratic state. Yet simply holding elections is not sufficient if the standards of free, fair and democratic elections are not implemented. The consequences of electoral manipulation can be very well seen in the cases of the presidential elections in Kenya (2017) and Malawi (2019). They will be examined in this article to conduct 3 key lessons that can be learned from them. What happened in Kenya? In August 2017,…
Politics
  • Climate Justice in the Global South
    The Chair of African Legal Studies hosted a Seminar on Climate Justice in the Global South. Watch the lectures of leading experts from around the Globe! Part 1: International Institutional Arrangements on Climate Change – Dr. Stephen Turner  Part 2: International Legal Frameworks on Climate Change – Prof. Philippe Cullet Part 3: The African Union…
  • Education Qualifications as part of Matrimonial Property
    ANALYSIS JOAN SMARTS MUKISA 30 October 2020 Matrimonial property is defined as property jointly acquired during the subsistence of a marriage[1]. The nature of contribution can be direct (monetary) or indirect through offering domestic services.[2] Usually the scope of matrimonial property is already existing property and not future property. This is probably why the legal…
  • Economic Globalization and COVID-19
    What lessons for food security in West Africa? OPINION Dr. Alhousseini DIABATE 10 August 2020 Under the impetus of international donors, West African countries have adopted the model of economic globalization and market economy as a means of combating food insecurity. The main argument put forward by the donors is that the globalization model makes it…
Human Rights
  • Tourism-related land rights conflicts in Namibia – the Etosha Case: Tsumib v. Government of the Republic of Namibia
    COMMENT Lisa Strube 6 November 2020 Nowadays, it is undisputed that tourism does not only bring positive aspects. Specifically in countries of the Global South, the tourism sector often hides a high potential for conflicts. Imbalanced power relations between the individual actors are the dark side of the travel industry and often lead to human…
  • Education Qualifications as part of Matrimonial Property
    ANALYSIS JOAN SMARTS MUKISA 30 October 2020 Matrimonial property is defined as property jointly acquired during the subsistence of a marriage[1]. The nature of contribution can be direct (monetary) or indirect through offering domestic services.[2] Usually the scope of matrimonial property is already existing property and not future property. This is probably why the legal…
  • Hapa Kazi Tu! Democratic, Political and Legal Contestations in Tanzania’s 2020 Elections
    OPINION Dr Olivia Kokushubila Lwabukuna 29 October 2020 The 2020 Elections actually started in 2015 when the current longest ruling party in sub-Saharan Africa, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, John Pombe Magufuli got elected in one of the most contested elections in Tanzania. At the time and to a large extent now, Magufuli presented…